Think you’re going to make it in the arts without getting savvy about the business of your creating? It’s time to think again!
I’m hoping if I just paste a picture of a Hemsworth brother here, you’ll all understand that getting business savvy is a really sexy process and you’ll throw down your paintbrushes, guitars and pens to join me gleefully in a frolick through the business fundamentals that are the reality of making it in the arts.
Did it work? Wrong Hemsworth? Should have gone for Johnny Depp? Jon Snow. Khalesi. Ah well read on then….
Whether you’re a writer, painter, musician, performer, gallery owner or dirty car artist (apparently it’s a real thing http://listverse.com/2014/10/29/10-of-the-most-bizarre-forms-of-modern-art/), the reality is a business hat is one of the many we have to wear to make it in the arts.
If you don’t think you need to crawl out of the sublime comfort of the creative Right brain and venture into the land of Left and logic, you may need to fully explore why that is. It could be that by dodging the business of your art you are actually holding yourself back from a truly fulfilling and thriving creative life.
It’s time to get entrepreneurial in your creative mindset and make sure you are ticking all the boxes of your business backend if you want to achieve any of the following –